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I started Advanced Awareness in 2006 in Laguna Beach. I had developed an interest in how important our personality is in leading people to do whatever it is they do in their everyday lives. I discovered that everyone’s personality incorporates four different personality components (temperaments) comprised of a dominant temperament, a dominant-supporting secondary temperament, a less-dominant tertiary temperament, and a least-dominant fourth temperament. We all exhibit these four personality temperaments, we just exhibit them in different proportions. This has been a focus of study in human nature for thousands of years. In short, our personality temperaments greatly influence and control our actions that contribute to our happiness – or not.
My educational background was in engineering physics. My major area of study was energy and kinetics. I completed a BS and MS from Oregon State University in 1968 and PhD from the School of Engineering at UCLA in 1972. I then taught energy-related courses at California State University, Northridge for six years. In the following years I started several engineering-oriented companies.
When I started Advanced Awareness, a new area of science was evolving from the University of Pennsylvania called “The Science of Happiness”. I realized that my interest in personality, along with my background in energy, fit very well into the scientific study of “what makes happy people happy.” I began to develop happiness workshops that combined personality temperament theory, the physics of energy, and “The Science of Happiness” together. I also wrote a book in 2007 called “The Path of Advanced Awareness to Conscious Relationships.” It won a gold medal award in publishing excellence from “elitawards.com” in the category of self-help.
Over the last 14 years I have created and led several highly rated guided and semi-guided workshops (see participant feedback on the website). In the last six months, in the time of covid-19, I have focused on two new online interactive self-guided workshops: the first one is “The Path of Advanced Awareness to Lasting Happiness” which is focused on improving individual happiness; the second one is “Loving Couple’s Path to Lasting Happiness” which is focused on creating lasting happiness in a loving relationship.
It is my hope that these new online workshops will help people, wherever they may be, learn a new way to improve lasting happiness in their lives. It only takes a few hours to complete an online workshop in your own home and at your own pace, but its message can last a lifetime.
May your path of Advanced Awareness be filled with the positive energy of love.
Dr. Veeder South, PhD
President and Founder of Advanced Awareness